This program offers adults resources and education that they need in order to begin talking with children and teens about drugs and other substances and become a part of the process of prevention. The core of this program addresses the problem of substance use among children and teens from a parent/adult perspective. Parents and caregivers will learn about tools and communication skills necessary to encourage children to make positive life choices.

Includes: a one hour interactive presentation and group discussion (up to 75 adults), education materials, pre/post-test evaluation summary, certificates of completion.

Learning objectives: Identify trends in substance abuse by young people; identify reasons for initial first use by young people; learn basic information about signs and symptoms of common drugs of abuse; learn effective strategies for talking to children about drugs.

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